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Esmeralda Soria

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Assembly Democrat

District 27, Merced

Time in office

Assembly: 2022—Present

Background

City Councilwoman / Professor

Campaign contributions

Assemblymember Esmeralda Soria has taken at least $1.4 million from the Party sector since she was elected to the legislature. That represents 49% of her total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 4110
P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0027; (916) 319-2027

District office(s)

690 West 16th Street, Merced, CA 95340; (209) 726-5465

Biographical information

Birth Place

Tulare County, CA

Race/Ethnicity

Latina

Residence

Fresno, CA

Gender

Female

Born

April 22, 1982

Identifies as

Straight

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How this legislator voted in 2021-2022

This legislator was not in the Legislature last session, so we don’t have enough data on how they vote yet. Check back next year!

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Campaign contributions received by sector

OpenSecrets and CalMatters have categorized campaign contributions to legislators based on the economic sector that the donor represents. Methodology →

This is how much money Esmeralda Soria has taken from the various sectors since she was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Party
$1,395,506 $1.4 M 49%
Labor
$282,035 $282k 10%
Candidate Contributions
$133,400 $133k 5%
Ideology/Single Issue
$80,721 $80k 3%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$53,550 $53k 2%
Energy & Natural Resources
$45,200 $45k 2%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$44,550 $44k 2%
General Business
$43,300 $43k 2%
Health
$33,750 $33k 1%
Agriculture
$16,250 $16k <1%
Construction
$13,800 $13k <1%
Communications & Electronics
$13,750 $13k <1%
Transportation
$6,000 $6k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$5,520 $5k <1%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$5,250 $5k <1%
Note: The above percentages might not add up to exactly 100% because we are not displaying any contributions that have not yet been classified.

Committees this legislator serves on

Being on a policy committee means the legislator works on these issues by considering bills relevant to the policy topic. The committee “chair” , chosen by the chamber leader, oversees the discussions of these bills. Members also serve on additional special, select, joint and sub committees, which can be found here.

Agriculture
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Bills involving agricultural commissions, agricultural commodities, Department of Food and Agriculture, expositions and fairs, farmers markets, food access, food labeling, labeling of agricultural commodities, livestock and poultry, marketing orders and agreements, milk and milk products, pest management, veterinarians: agricultural issues.
Banking and Finance
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Bills involving financial institutions, real property finance, consumer finance and corporate securities law
Insurance
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Bills including insurance (excluding health insurance), workers compensation, and unemployment compensation.
Military and Veterans Affairs (Chair)
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Bills involving Cal-Vet loan program, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Guard and veterans

How special interest groups rate this legislator

Special interest groups are organizations that advocate on behalf of shared interests, such as protecting the environment. Many interest groups rate politicians on how well their voting records agree with each group's goals. See a selection of these ratings for this legislator. Methodology →

This legislator was not in the Legislature last session, so special interest groups have not rated them recently. Check back next year!

Assembly District 27 demographics

Assembly District 27 map
D

Leans Democratic district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
43%
47%
GOP
27%
24%
No party
22%
23%

Census data on race/ethnicity, household income, age, poverty rate, and education level will be provided when available.

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Most recent election

2022 General
D

Esmeralda Soria

Democratic
51.3%
R

Mark Nicholas Pazin

Republican
48.7%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Latest election results + A Socialist in California + Death penalty persists + Unexpected tax bounty

By Dan Morain, March 4, 2020

Primary 2020: Here's what we know about how California voted

By Ben Christopher, March 3, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court sides with Trump against immigrants + Twists and turns in primary politics

By Dan Morain, January 28, 2020

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Other legislators

Here are any other legislators from Assembly District 27 we have profiles for since CalMatters launched the Legislator Tracker in 2021.

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